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  • 120. Re: iPhoto '11 stuck in loop trying to upgrade.
    Old Toad Level 10 Level 10 (115,665 points)
    How many of you who are reporting this problem have a NVIDIA graphics card installed? See this topic: http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?messageID=12471578#12471578
  • 121. Re: iPhoto '11 stuck in loop trying to upgrade.
    tHe sR5 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Glad it works! let us know if all your keepsakes/projects are still there and working? maybe we can narrow this down to which specific category of keepsakes/projects that are creating the error.
  • 122. Re: iPhoto '11 stuck in loop trying to upgrade.
    tHe sR5 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    Have you tried rebuilding the library now that its upgraded? This goes for everyone thats missing there photos.
  • 123. Re: iPhoto '11 stuck in loop trying to upgrade.
    Daniel Beaulieu Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    No DivX codec here, but I have Flip4Mac...
  • 124. Re: iPhoto '11 stuck in loop trying to upgrade.
    AppleMan1958 Level 7 Level 7 (27,340 points)
    tHe sR5,
    I followed your solution, and it worked. Thank you so much, my next step was a total rebuild which would mean losing the faces and places for 17,000 photos.
    Thanks again!

    Note: Your solution worked for me without going into Safe Mode.
  • 125. Re: iPhoto '11 stuck in loop trying to upgrade.
    ODEFI Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    It finaly worked for me too!!! Yes! I confirm message from Brick82 and thanks to tHe SR5!!!
  • 126. Re: iPhoto '11 stuck in loop trying to upgrade.
    Konstantin Articus Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    Same problem here (on my MacBook and my iMac -> similar photos and movies on both)

    Tried deleting the quicktime components
    Tried deleting all avis
    Tried deleting ProjectDB etc....

    No effect

    Looking forward to see an update by Apple during the next couple of days....

    Kind regards
    Konstantin
  • 127. Re: iPhoto '11 stuck in loop trying to upgrade.
    andyphillips27 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi guys,

    So like most of you the hanging loop has had me stressing for the better part of half a day. I've tried and tested all the suggested fixes in this thread E.g. delete Quicktime components, files within the iPhoto gallery path etc etc, none worked and time and time again resulted in the loop on upgrade getting stuck....until now!!!

    I can confirm the following works, and I use the same iPhoto library with a Chronosync between my MacMini Server and my MacBook Pro which syncs the iPhoto library between both machines. (Both copies open and are running fine now with everything as it would be expected separately on both machines).

    Steps to follow:

    1). If you have the original backup of your iPhoto 9x library pull it from Time Machine or backup drive. (If you're already in the loop after attempting an upgrade try this and hopefully it should work too).

    2). Make sure you reboot your system in safe mode by holding the shift key until you see the progress bar.

    3). Then start iPhoto holding the Command (Apple) and Option (Alt) keys which will prompt you to rebuild the library, selecting options 1,2 and 6.

    Upgrade went through in around 10 minutes for a 30GB library, no errors, no problems, working as it should have the first time round.

    Hope it helps you guys and you get the same fix to your library problem, Apple...this is the first disappointment I've had, you guys are always ahead of Microsoft, for a second I thought I had reverted back to a time of Windows.. thankfully not

    Regards
    Andy
  • 128. Re: iPhoto '11 stuck in loop trying to upgrade.
    tdownerd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Andy,

    I've done this...and it still isn't working for me. Every picture is listed but no actual photo, just dotted outlines. I'm sick to my stomach! can see the photo in time machine - unfortunately last back up was Sept. 12 (my fault I know..but come on Apple!). When I go to restore the iphoto library from that backup it get about 2GB into a 46GB iphoto library and says I don't have permission to access the library.

    I noticed my problems started when I went to sync my iphone...the looping/ upgrade actually removed pictures from my phone!

    Todd
  • 129. Re: iPhoto '11 stuck in loop trying to upgrade.
    mike.m.carlino@mac.com Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    tHe sR5's solution worked perfectly for me!! good job
  • 130. Re: iPhoto '11 stuck in loop trying to upgrade.
    scott lorigan Level 1 Level 1 (65 points)
    Thanks for the tip. I tried your suggestion but had one question that i hope you can answer. After choosing rebuild options 1,2, and 6, I got another window with three options:

    1. connect camera
    2.drag photos to iphoto
    3. choose file and import to iphoto

    Can you share with me what option you chose?

    Thanks
  • 131. Re: iPhoto '11 stuck in loop trying to upgrade.
    paulapp Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I installed iLife 11 and upgraded iPhoto without problems.

    Unfortunately I don't have any thing to offer in terms of troubleshooting your issue but I do want to say that you probably should've used 'iPhoto Buddy' to store the photos in smaller iPhoto libraries.

    Lastly, I'd recommend against using iPhoto or Picasa for storing photos long term, no matter they say. Store photos in their native form, like Word files. If you want to organize, sort, share, etc, than you'd import the photos into iPhoto. That way, if you have issues with iPhoto/Picasa, you can still get your photos back.

    iPhoto is free. No issues with iPhoto 11 that I know of.
  • 132. Re: iPhoto '11 stuck in loop trying to upgrade.
    paulapp Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Sorry I meant to say 'iPhoto Buddy' is free.
  • 133. Re: iPhoto '11 stuck in loop trying to upgrade.
    Globesy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    tHe sR5

    Another success using your solution - thanks very much
  • 134. Re: iPhoto '11 stuck in loop trying to upgrade.
    andyphillips27 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Todd, I can only hope Apple resolve the problem for you asap with some fix / restore and you get your photo's back. I'm still very surprised that this bug wasn't picked up in testing before launch, very "un-Apple".

    Scott, I didn't get that prompt, is this a new library? Maybe make a backup of the library before choosing.

    On that note, I am still quite concerned. If you've been one of the lucky one's who have managed to fix the endless upgrade loop problem with a fix / suggestion from here. Are our photo's all really safe now? Are they all in iPhoto as I have heard of thumbnails showing by then the photo's not actually being there. Does anyway know if there is some other kind of a check / tool to confirm physical photo files?

    I am going to keep my iPhoto 9 library backup for a while, just in case there are some ugly repercussions in a few weeks.